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Councillor outs “pack bullying”

OUTBOUND councillor Meg Edwards unleashed on some of her South Gippsland Shire Council colleagues during her final council meeting last Wednesday, saying she was the target of “systemic, pack bullying”. She said some councillors tried to destroy the lives of others, and accused her colleagues of manipulative and appalling behaviour, and lack of respect. She […]

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bass Coast win is South Gippsland loss

SOUTH Gippsland is missing out on the millions of dollars the State Government is splashing in Bass Coast Shire in a bid to win the state seat of Bass. More than $140 million worth of projects and election promises have been made for Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Phillip Island, while the major centres of South Gippsland […]

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Building up ’Burra

KORUMBURRA is proposed to be home to a $2.5 million factory building sustainable homes, in a move that could create up to 20 jobs. South Gippsland Shire Council was last Wednesday briefed about Gippsland’s first solar powered residential development: a 12 unit project at Korumburra to be constructed by sustainable living builder iCUE Homes of […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Yancowinna hosts successful sale

  SUNNY conditions brought out a big crowd to the complete female dispersal sale at Yancowinna Angus, Inverloch on Monday, October 22. Owner Dennis Ginn proudly looked on as 250 females with spring calves at foot, 100 yearling heifers and 40 working aged bulls went under the hammer. It’s the end of an era as […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Brilliant band entertains 400

NEARLY 400 people enjoyed the music of the Wonthaggi Citizens’ Band during its’ Annual Variety Concert on Saturday night. Held at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, the concert was dedicated to the memory of Gus Marinus, the father of bandmaster Craig, who died two weeks ago. Gus was a life member of the band. […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Doctors bid obstetrics farewell

LEONGATHA doctors Hugh Chisholm and Graham Toohill have finished practising obstetrics at Leongatha Healthcare. To celebrate, their colleagues and friends from Leongatha Hospital and Leongatha Healthcare had an enjoyable night out at the Rainbow Palace restaurant in Korumburra last Thursday. The two doctors were acknowledged for the wonderful contribution they have made to the women and […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mentors help learners hit the road

VOLUNTEER driving instructors are helping learner drivers across South Gippsland gain their probationary licences. South Gippsland Shire Council’s L2P Program sees instructors accompany learner drivers to gain the mandatory 120 hours of driving experience needed to secure a licence. The program has been running since 2010 and so far 222 learners and 66 mentors have […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Chairo gives to World Vision

CHAIRO Christian School students raised $6603 to help children in refugee camps, after taking part in a World Vision event. The school supported the Backpack Challenge and funds raised will enable 1016 children to enroll in child friendly spaces for a year in refugee camps. These spaces allow refugee children to receive education and counselling, […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Collision fails to stop Charltons’ hay delivery

NOT even a crash with a six foot kangaroo could stop a father and son from Mardan helping drought-stricken farmers in Queensland. John Charlton and his son Jack collided with the roo just 200km short of their destination at Dirranbandi in Queensland, damaging John’s Nissan Navara. He was towing a trailer with 100 bales of […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bass Coast strides toward equality

BASS Coast councillors took an active step to eliminate family violence at its ordinary meeting on Wednesday. Titled the Change for Sam Strategy – in memory of Cowes resident Samantha Fraser who lost her life to domestic violence – Bass Coast Shire Council called for greater police resources. The strategy also called for councillors to […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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